This week, Ford CEO Jim Farley revealed updated specs and numbers for the all-electric F-150 Lightning truck. Those who opt for the Extended Range battery option should see improved performance, especially on acceleration, with a faster 0-60 MPH time.
Since announcing the new F-150 Lightning electric truck in 2021, Ford has underpromised and over-delivered in several aspects. Initially, Ford promised around 300 miles of range but later revised the official number to about 320 miles per charge. Then, Ford updated the horsepower and payload rating to higher stats, meaning those who pre-ordered were getting a better truck.
Now, the company is doing it again. CEO Jim Farley took to Twitter and announced the F-150 Lightning Extended Range battery configuration can now go from 0-60 MPH in under four seconds.
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) October 24, 2022
We’re not sure if this is just an update to the official spec sheet now, thanks to proper testing, or if Ford managed to make changes and adjustments to the system. Either way, the vehicle is now faster than what many expected.
Considering Ford is saying “under 4 seconds” without an exact number means it’s likely in the mid to high 3.9s, but we can’t know for sure. And while it still won’t beat the Rivian R1T or many Tesla models, this is still a fast truck.
It sounds like the original statement of 0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds was just an estimate, and now Ford has a solid number to confirm. If that’s the case, all models with the Extended Range battery should be able to get this type of performance. Essentially, if you pre-ordered the Ford F-150 Lightning and loved the spec sheet, by the time it gets delivered, you’ll enjoy more range, a higher payload, and a faster acceleration time than initially thought.